first_imgA general view of a vacant Clemson football stadium.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 7: A general view of Memorial Stadium prior to the game between the Clemson Tigers and South Carolina State Bulldogs on September 7, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)Hurricane Dorian has been making its way towards the Southeastern Coast, after battering the Bahamas this week. On top of the tremendous damage it’s caused, the hurricane has made preparing for college football games especially difficult for some schools in its path. Luckily, for one, Clemson is here to help.In the state of South Carolina, the governor ordered an evacuation of areas along the coast. Among the affected colleges is Coastal Carolina, which has had classes cancelled and all facilities closed for the coming storm.Coastal Carolina has only a few days before heading to the Midwest for a game against Kansas. Earlier this week they were forced to practice on a high school field.But the Clemson Tigers have decided to extend a helping hand to their in-state neighbors.The Chanticleers revealed on Wednesday that the Tigers had opened their doors to them.Southern hospitality! Thank you @ClemsonFB for opening up your home to let us work today.#ChantsUp | #BEL1EVE | #BAM— Coastal Football (@CoastalFootball) September 4, 2019The Chanticleers and the Tigers couldn’t be farther apart in terms of ambitions and overall ability. They played each other only once back in 2009, with Clemson easily beating them in a 49-3 victory.Clemson has gone on to win a pair of national titles since that game, while Coastal Carolina just launched its program in 2003, and joined the FBS level in 2017.But in the face of potentially serious damage at the hands of Hurricane Dorian, it’s nice to see that colleges are able to come together like this.Clemson is preparing for perhaps its toughest game of the regular season, when it hosts Texas A&M on Saturday. Coastal Carolina will travel to Kansas this week.last_img

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